Companies Corporate Sustainability reporting

A matter of sovereignty for Europe



Since 2018, the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) has required large public interest companies to publicly disclose information regarding environmental and social issues. Reliable sustainability data is key. On the one hand, it is needed for companies to be able to incorporate sustainability-related risk and opportunities into their strategies and, on the other hand, risk management frameworks, and for investors and asset managers to support the shift towards a sustainable future and comply with European regulatory framework on sustainable finance. To align the EU’s approach of “double materiality” to the international level has become an issue of sovereignty. To support this vision, the European Commission (EC) released in April a new legislative proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which would amend the existing reporting requirements of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD). Its objectives are to improve sustainability reporting and to better exploit the potential of economic operators in the European single market to contribute to the transition to a fully sustainable and inclusive economic and financial system in line with the European Green Deal and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The aim of the public webinar is to exchange views with high-level speakers, such as the French and Slovenian Secretary of States and hear the views of Stakeholders on the newly proposed CSRD.

Please click here to follow the event live.

Renew Europe public event / Evénement public : 23 September from 10:30-12:30 by ZOOM

Interpretation / Interprétation : FR, EN

Opening of the event / ouverture : MEP Pascal DURAND, EP rapporteur on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

5 min – Welcoming remark / Introduction : MEP Adrian VAZQUEZ LAZARA, Chair of the JURI committee (video recording)

5 min – Keynote speech: Mairead McGUINNESS, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union (video recording)

10 min – Keynote speech: Simon ZAJC, State Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Republic of Slovenia

10 min – Keynote speech: Olivia GREGOIRE, Secretary of State for Social Economy, France

Question de suivi / One follow-up question to Secretary of State ZAJC and one to Secretary of State GREGOIRE

Moderation MEP Karen MELCHIOR, JURI Coordinator, Renew Europe

60 min – Stakeholders Round Table - Moderation: Karen MELCHIOR, JURI Coordinator, Renew Europe

  • Pascal DEMURGER, CEO of MAÏF (Financial institution)
  • Isabelle SCHÖMANN, Confederal Secretary of ETUC (labour-union)
  • Mirjam WOLFRUM, Director Policy Engagement CDP Europe (civil society)
  • Helman LE PAS DE SECHEVAL, Secrétaire Général, Véolia (Corporate)

Q/A to Stakeholders speakers

5 min - Wrap up and conclusion of the Round table / Conclusions de la table ronde : Karen MELCHIOR, JURI Coordinator, Renew Europe

5 min – MEP Pascal DURAND, EP rapporteur on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive


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